Emerging therapeutic targets for soft tissue sarcoma.


Journal Article (Review)

Soft tissue sarcomas (STS) are malignancies of mesenchymal origin that represent approximately 1% of cancers in adults. Systematic research into the treatment of STS is challenging given its rarity and disease heterogeneity. Despite the ability to histologically subtype STS, only recently has our approach to therapy begun to differentiate along these lines. The purpose of this review is to highlight emerging therapeutic targets and therapies that hold the potential to add to the current state of systemic treatment for STS.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Smith, JL; Riedel, RF

Published Date

  • August 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 350 - 358

PubMed ID

  • 21523334

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21523334

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1534-6269

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11912-011-0175-y


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States